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U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman on Friday announces a nine-count indictment against two key figures in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal. (Credit: Getty)

Novel Charges In NJ Bridge Scandal Will Be Put To The Test

Key charges unveiled Friday in the George Washington Bridge scandal represent a novel approach to a criminal statute that defense counsel could attack as an overreach, but the wind is at the government's back with the guilty plea of one purported conspirator and evidence that will raise the ire of jurors, attorneys say.

  • Mylan Sues Kirkland Ellis Over Teva Takeover Bid

    A unit of Mylan NV lobbed a suit in Pennsylvania court against Kirkland & Ellis LLP on Friday accusing the law firm of a conflict of interest for representing Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in its $40 billion hostile takeover attempt, which Mylan rejected earlier this week.

  • DC Circ. Strikes Down EPA's 100-Hour Backup Generator Pass

    The D.C. Circuit on Friday shot down part of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule that allows backup generators to operate without emissions controls for up to 100 hours per year as part of an emergency power demand-response program.

  • Grooveshark's Copyright Settlement With Labels Cost It $50M

    The formal paperwork in Grooveshark's copyright settlement with the record labels was filed in New York federal court on Friday, and it revealed that the online music service agreed to pay $50 million to avoid the risk of a jury verdict that could have reached $736 million.

  • BNP Sentenced To Probation After $9B Sanctions Deal

    A New York federal judge on Friday sentenced BNP Paribas SA to five years of probation following the French bank’s guilty plea and $9 billion settlement for violating U.S. economic sanctions on Sudan, Iran and Cuba.

  • Ex-Port Authority Official Pleads Guilty In NJ Bridge Scandal

    A former top official with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a former member of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's staff were indicted Friday for allegedly conspiring to cut George Washington Bridge access lanes as political punishment, while another former official pled guilty in the case.